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? prime minister maliki, i'd like to ask you the question about syria. why haven't you demanded that assad step down given the slaughter of his people? >> first of all, the prime minister and i discussed syria, and we share the view that when the syrian people are being killed or are unable to express themselves, that's a problem. there's no disagreement there. i have expressed my outrage in how the syrian regime has been operating. i do believe that president assad missed an opportunity to reform his government, chose the path of repression and has continued to engage in repressive tactics so that his credibility, his capacity to regain legitimacy inside syria, i think, is deeply eroded. it's not an easy situation. i expressed to prime minister maliki my recognition that given syria's on iraq's borders, iraq's in a tough neighborhood, that we will consult closely with them as we move forward. but we believe that international pressure, the approach we've taken along with partners around the world to impose tough sanctions and to call on assad to step down, a position that is increasingly
. >> syria holds local lexis -- elections, but in a country racked by violence, many are choosing to boycott instead. >> taking scotland by storm. after arriving from china, it was time for the panda pair of sweetie and sunshine to meet the press. >> welcome to our viewers on p.b.s. in america and around the globe. the troops are coming home, but america is not abandoning the middle east. that was president obama's message today as he stood beside prime minister maliki to mark the end of america's military commitment in iraq. after nine long years, on december 31st, the last american troops stationed there will come home. can america be influential there without having boots on the ground? here is our coverage. >> prime minister maliki asked to come to arlington national cemetery, where many of those thousands of americans who died fight negligence iraq are buried. he and president obama honored the dead. and for mr. obama today, a warning to iraq's powerful, overbearing neighbor, iran. >> we are partnering for regional security. just as iraq has pledged not to interfere in other nations, ot
in a real maliki stand side by side. >> the war is ended. >> syria hold local elections, but in a country where more than 5000 have reportedly been killed. taking scullin by storm after arriving from china. today was the time for the and a pair of sweet and sunshine to meet the press. -- the panda pair swee and sunshine to meet the press. welcome. the troops are coming home, but america is not abandoning the middle east. that was president obama's message today as he stood by prime minister maliki today. after nine long controversial years, on december 31, the last american troops will leave the country. but can the u.s. be influential without having boots on the ground? >> present! >> prime minister maliki asked to come to arlington national cemetery where thousands of americans who died in iraq are buried. today, they honored the dead. and for mr. obama today, and warning to iraq caused powerful overbearing neighbor iran. >> just as iraq has pledged not to interfere with other nations, other nations must not interfere in iraq. iraq's sovereignty must be respected. >> the prime minister
video surfacing in syria, showing a fresh round of violence over the weekend, leaving more than two dozen deaths. according to reports, tough to verify this stuff, but you can see it for yourself. what's happening today in that country really will give you pause. we have folks heading to the voting booth. the latest from there. >>> and why new reports about the newly crowned nbc milwaukee brewers outfielder ryan braun are disappointing many fans across this country. that's just ahead. ooh! see what anandra did? booking your flight and hotel at the same time gets you prices hotels and airlines won't let expedia show separately. book it. major wow factor! where you book matters. expedia. insurance ... but afraid you can't afford it? well, look how much insurance many people can get through selectquote for less than a dollar a day. selectquote found, rich, 37, a $500,000 policy for under $18 a month. even though dave, 43, takes meds to control his blood pressure, selectquote got him a $500,000 policy for under $28 a month. ellen, 47, got a $250,000 policy for under $20 a month. all it
, "bbc world news." >> local elections are being held in syria despite continuing clashes between anti-government activists and security forces. british prime minister david cameron today tells parliament why he refused to sign the eurozone rescue treaty. protests, unemployment, corruption, and poverty is the most talked about global topics in a bbc survey. welcome to "bbc world news." i'm geeta guru-murthy. also in this program -- a south korean coast guard is stabbed to death after a chinese fishing boat is prevented from fishing in illegal waters. and lots of new species, including this monkey, discovered in vietnam. >> after months of violence in syria, it looks like local elections will go ahead today. opposition groups have called for people to boycott the vote and continue with the general strike, which started yesterday. turnout is expected to be very low. activists say they received a reliable report of heavy fighting between the security forces and soldiers who defected to the opposition in the southern province. the bbc's jonathan head is watching this from istanbul in neigh
world. >> asked about the noncommittal staff on the clash of syria. some see it as a sign of iraq alignment with iran that backs ally syria. both admit iraq was in a tough neighborhood. >> realize danger of sectarian war in iraq and syria. >> iraq, itself, the situation is not so tidy. >> the u.s. troops might be leaving iraq but problems remain. a couple of weeks ago, wall pros texting this market in the center of baghdad were taken down. a few days later, there were three bomb attacks leaving dead and injured. >> it's important to recognize iraq remains a dangerous place. all the threats are not gone. >> baghdad residents are targeted by a diminish and deadly al-qaeda network and militia groups said to be backed by iran. iran's influence in iraq as the u.s. leave is one of many worries here. many are angered but the muslim -- by muslim leaders strong-willed way. this kurd is diplomatic. >> the ruling class. in the community cannot be by a single leader. the political consensus now is important. >> for consensus on the baghdad street. the security concerns and economic worries ab
by anybody inside of iraq. and i believe them. >> now, syria is also another concern. the iraqi government has not been as forceful in criticizing the violent crack down. the prime minister saying he doesn't believe he has the right it call the president to step down. mr. obama was asked about this. he described their differences as tactical and he said that he believes the prime minister is doing what he thinks is bet for the people of iraq. wolf? >> that's pretty shocking when you think about it, dan. the only countries in the arab league in lebanon, which obviously hezbollah has close ties with syria and iraq, all of the other members basically are with the u.s. europeans, rest of the world, in condemning him. but malachi in baghdad refusing to do so. we will discuss what is going on in our next hour. also, i write about this on my blog today. >>> let's go to jack cafferty right now. he's got the cafferty file. jack? >> not exactly breaking news, but americans are fed up with congress. really, really fed up. a new gal yum poll shows incumbents are highest they have been in years. 76% p
, very worried about iraq. nuri al-maliki's government support for bashara al-assad in syria. lebanon is the only country that refuses to go along with the rest of the arab world, arab league in condemning and impositions sanctions for what it's doing against peaceful protesters throughout the country. these are very worrying signs and a lot of officials and outside experts are very worried about where this direction, where this iraqi government is going. we'll hear some reassuring words, i'm sure, from nuri al-maliki in this joint news conference with the president, but what he says will be significant. what he does in the coming weeks and months will obviously be so much more important. >> wolf, we'll get to you in a minute. i want to bring in arla who's out of baghdad. he talks about nuri al-maliki and this becoming more of a stable place, at least that's what the prime minister has said. what is life like for the iraqis now? >> reporter: suzanne, it's utterly heart breaking and incredibly difficult. iraqis, especially those in the capital baghdad hardly have a normal life. for the
recess. >>> tonight is the deadline reportedly set by syria for anti-government protesters in the city of hom to get back in line or else. an opposition group called the free syrian army fears a massacre if residents fail to turn in their weapons and give up military defectors as damascus is demanding. activists say security forces have killed 20 people nationwide today alone. officials haven't publicly acknowledged the deadline and have denied opposition claims that the city's being cut off from water, electricity and food. >>> as we just heard, live from the courthouse, the u.s. and iraq are marking an honorable end to an arduous war. president obama hosted iraqi prime minister nuri al maliki 19 days before the last american troops are due to be gone from iraqi soil. the president says it is time to honor sacrifices borne by troops and civilians of both nations and to start a normal relationship based on respect. >> today only several thousand troops remain there and more are coming home every day. this is the season of home comings and military families across america are being reun
's take a look at the other stories making headlines around the world, today. syria is holding local elections despite the continuing violence between security forces and opposition supporters. the government says that this is part of the reform they are introducing in response to the protest. the opposition has called for a boycott turn out. many places are not willing to risk going to the polls, fearing further violence. a spokesman for the russian prime minister says that claims in the parliamentary elections will not affect the results. president dmitri medvedev announced, after his page has been inundated with comments -- most of them hostile. a new spy satellite and concerns over the north korean missile program, with launches coming from their space center. officials say that the satellite can take photos of -- photos from space at night and during bad weather. this is the first visit between security forces and protesters in bahrain. a report last night of police using excessive force against protesters. making a packed lunch every day for their children to take to school is
. the latest now from cnn's jim clancy. >> reporter: in the embattled city in syria, people are on edge and they have good reason to be. the city is surrounded and they are facing a deadline to lay down their arms and hand over defectors or members of the so-called free syria army. they have no intention of doing that. and it looks like a showdown is looming. we talked to someone a short time ago. listen to one of the leaders of the opposition has to say. >> from the early morning, a lot of tanks inside the city. but security forces and the army is still surrounding homs. we don't know when -- [ inaudible ] so people expect the possible attack at any moment. but we don't know when. >> reporter: john also told me that they couldn't leave the city even if they wanted. to militia men have set up checkpoints and he said the freedom of movement has been limited. they are hoping that they can stand up against all of this. they say they're still optimistic but they are predicting a very bloody showdown. >> jim clancy monitoring the latest in syria from beirut. we promise we'll keep a close eye
's foreign policy toward two key neighbors. on syria, the obama administration has called for president bashar al-assad to step down over his government's violent crackdown on the opposition. iraq has yet to advocate any strong action against assad. >> even if there are tactical disagreements between iraq and the united states at this point in how to deal with syria, i have absolutely no doubt that these decisions are being made based on what prime minister maliki believes is best for iraq. >> brown: the president likewise played down concerns that iran's influence over iraq is growing. >> his interest is maintaining iraqi sovereignty, and preventing meddling by anybody inside of iraq. and i believe him. >> brown: the leaders went on to meanwhile, in iraq today a sign of the times. u.s. troops handed over another major base to iraqi forces, this one located south of baghdad in hilla. >> i am happy for the iraqi people, that they are able to secure themselves and are looking at their best interests. i am also very happy that we are upholding the security agreement and leaving on time. >>
with the ap. >> thank you, mr. president, and mr. prime minister. in syria, you call for president assad to step down for the killing of its people, but prime minister maliki has warned that it could lead to a civil war that could destabilize the whole region. i wonder if you think that iraq is succumbing to iran's influence on this matter. speaking of iran, do you think it will weaken american national's pretty by discovering intelligence from the -- national security by discovering intelligence from tehe drone it has captured? prime minister, why have you not call for assad to step down for the slaughter of his people. >> the prime minister and i have discussed syria, and we should be that when this year in people being killed and are unable to express themselves, that is a problem. there is no disagreement there. i have expressed my outrage in how the syrian regime has been operating. i do believe that president assad missed an opportunity to reform his government, it chose the path of repression, and has continued to engage in repressive tactics. his capacity to regain legitimacy ins
. we'll share the story of his daring escape. >>> syria in the headlines today. straight ahead, army defectors clash with pro-government troops in the ongoing violence. we're back in a moment. nt.  while some fiber ads use super models,, metamucil uses super hard working psyllium fiber, which gels to remove unsexy waste and reduce cholesterol. taking psyllium fiber won't make you a model but you should feel a little more super. metamucil. down with cholesterol. look. the mr. clean magic eraser kitchen scrubber. i heard it came from space. they have greasy messes in space? [ laughs ] well, not anymore, obviously. look how it cleans. just stop. [ male announcer ] mr. clean magic eraser kitchen scrubber. its clean is out of this world. >>> pro-government forces in syria have been battle defectors who left the army in the wake of the civil crackdown there. military vehicles were set on fire during the clashes on sunday. eight people were killed around the country. in the meantime, an act of protest has spilled across syria's borders for the first time in the nine-month uprising b a d
is that it will turn in libya, probably better than in egypt or tunesia. think of what --. >> rose: or syria. >> syria, syria for the moment, the real emergency is to get rid of bashar al-assad and this daily bloodbath 30, 40, 50 dead every day. but in libya, in part because of this involvent of the west, in part because of thismage the west gave to the people of libya, it might turn well. >> but there is a lot of competition among diverse groups who are part of the effort to overthrow qaddafi there is competition for power. there is competition for influence. >> like in all democracies. >> but it was a tribal community too. >> yes, but not-- not so much, there is less tribal division today than before. iaw, i was witness on that duri all the time of the war. my feeling is that the common fight, the brotherhoodin battles did reduce the tribe influence. and ielate in the book one gathering of all tribes of libya which was organized of which i was witness and so on. and i saw the overwhelming of this tribal division. so it is not the mainstream, and in the new government which was formed a few days ago,
2012 onwards. we can see signs of that happening at the moment in bahrain and syria. >> it may be some time before iraqi's can enjoy lasting security in their country. >> just how long is anyone's guess, as the civilian death toll continues to mount. the price for america has been high as well. the military has seen a record number of dead, wounded, suicides, and emotional disorders. those who are returning home on harmed are glad that they made it, even if they are coming back from a war that most americans believe was a mistake. >> few expected the war to have lasted so long. the u.s. troops arriving back here at fort hood in texas are among the last to return home from iraq. the families of the returning soldiers are waiting anxiously, just a few kilometers away. amongst them, lori henley and her children. >> we are so excited. it has been a long year. there's nothing as exciting as knowing that they are coming home to stay this time. ♪ >> it has been 10 long months since sergeant troy saw his wife and children. >> feels good to be back home. no complaints. ready to get home, now.
this is the middle east and the u.s. and iraq are finding interests don't line up. >> both iran and syria are major points of contention. already there is concern iraq has not called for the step down of the syrian president and they are also being more in satellite line of iran two big concern it is president said tonight though the primary concern of the iraqi government right now are the iraqi people. >> as the iraq war winds down more and more troops are returning home families are being reunited with loved ones. >> you miss me? >> yeah. >> are you staying home? >> yep i am home for good. >> yay. >> today there was a special home coming surprise in stafford army national guard member surprised his two sons, dillon and kyle webster was one of several hundred national guard members who returned to the national guard armoury this morning the troops ended an 8 month tour of duty in iraq and glad to be home. >> great coming home you have been away so long and you know all you thing about is your family and friends it is great to be back. all i want to do is hang out with them now just relax. >> plen
. >>> protesters in syria face a deadline as that country gets harder on its crack down. >> and the former dictator of panama being allowed to serve his prison sentence at home. >> and the mayor making a public appeal. from 20 leading brands, including barista prima. it's the way to brew everyone's favorite cup in under a minute. way to brew. . >>> in news of the world, in the middle east. >>> pleuston mourning the death of a young activist killed by the military friday. he was struck in the eyes by a tear gas canister. his death has raised questions about the use of force against protesters. >>> russian nationalists rallied a day after tens of thousands across russia protested perceived voter fraud in the elections. his party held onto lieutenants majority despite polls showing the united party would loose more seats. the president promised to launch a probe into the allegations. >>> and in syria the president is giving protester until tomorrow to end demonstrations and turn in defectors from the military where he said the government will level the city. opposition leaders say 22 people
-government forces in syria have been battling defectors who left the army in the wake of a civil crackdown there. military vehicles set on fire during the clashes on sunday. an active protest has spilled across syria's border for the first time in the nine-month uprising. >>> coming up next, the stars come out here in washington for a holiday tradition. >> first, it certainly feels like christmas out there. christmas is on its way. we'll check in with tony for your full forecast when fox 5 morning news continues  [ sue ] wow! i've been so looking forward to this. when my asthma symptoms returned, my doctor prescribed dulera to help prevent them. [ male announcer ] dulera is for patients 12 and older whose asthma is not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. dulera will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. dulera helps significantly improve lung function. this was shown over a 6 month clinical study. dulera contains formoterol, which increases the risk of death from asthma problems and may increase the risk of hospitalization
weight 37 closer to syria's point. certainly be aware of the conditions as you step outside the door. temperatures are running on the mild side turley not dealing with any thirties' to places like santa rosa are well above the freezing mark coming in at 43 degrees. >>erica: we have very similar conditions to what we saw yesterday, take a look. >>erica: turning our attention to satellite and radar as we head into the afternoon we will remain dry run the bay area but we have another storm system expected to drop out from the gulf of alaska that should get us wednesday not stretching into thursday. you will see that on your seven day around the bay forecast. we have dry conditions as we head into tomorrow and wednesday, wednesday evening we have the potential for some light sprinkles stretching into all day thursday. >>erica: take into the ear in the new lows, for the most part you'll pick up ticket--you'll wake up to temperatures and low '30's. >>reporter: from land to water, the occupy protesters have conquered another piece of oakland, the heart of the state. in the middle of the lak
for politics. >>> in syria opposition leaders fear a blood -- they said the government warned them to start demonstrating, hand over their weapons or face bombardment. the free syrian army says it fears a masker. >>> take a look at these picktures. the -- pictures. the driver was downloaded fuel. the driver was taken to the hospital with burns to his arms and legs no one else though was hurt. >>> it's an organization that builds relationship that is could last a lifetime. big brothers and big sisters held their big holiday party. demand for big brothers and sisters is far out of supply. >> reporter: 9-year-old ben and big brother eric raced to win this competition. brothers for just over a year thanks to the big brothers big sisters of the bay area. >> my mom told me that i could get a big brother. and like he could take me out for ice cream and bowling. >> he's fun to be around. if i'm stressed out or having a busy weekend it's not cumbersome to hang out with him. it's fun, we can relax. >> reporter: big brothers and sisters of the bay area say the kids in this room, they are the lucky on
and in particular syria. we've worked closely together to increase the pressure on the regime. we welcome the recent action by the arab league and i met with members of the opposition last week. we encourage other arab leaders to meet with them as well and continue our support for peaceful protests and reform inside syria and compared notes on the parliamentary elections in egypt. the egyptian people are justifiably proud to begin the process of choosing their new leaders. we urge the egyptian authorities to ensure that free and fair voting continues through the next election round and that there would be a steady transition toward a new civilian government. and at the same time we call upon the peaceful protesters and holding those accountable for previous incidents of violence. this is just a snapshot and for again foreign secretary, welcome back to washington. >> thank you very much. ladies and gentlemen is a great pleasure. our goal is to be here in washington with secretary clinton. the united states of america is closest and indispensable ally in the foreign policy, and as ever we've had a gre
's happening in syria is another. and iraq has many, many challenges. >> i think he's in the position of, in effect, trying to sell to the world and the region and convince the world and the region that this exit is going to work. so for him to engage in the hypotheticals of "what if," doesn't make any sense, especially at this stage. surely he's in meetings that are filled with the "what ifs." and surely he has worries about those and contingency notions about what they're going to have to do if some of the worst "what ifs" occur. >> lawrence o'donnell, great to see you. thank you very much for sharing this time with us. we want to remind you "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" airs at 10:00 eastern right here on msnbc. we'll be right back. quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reas
presidents said using that reason gingrich's reasoning jordan, syria and iraq are all invented people and have no right. >> he wins that argument. it was a provocative way to put it it reflects one of his weaknesses is he tends to over intellectualize thing and tries to put a historical gloss on anything. it goes back to the ottoman empire. he forgets the fact we are in a delicate dip mroem lomacy betwe israel and palestinians. this is a way to provoke them and say they have no right to any kind of state. his answer last night was better because he put the issue in the context of the palestinian continued attacks on israel and the terror. that is a much better way to construct the argument. >> liz, you agree with that or not as a foreign policy thinker. >> i agree with that. >> agree with what? >> what paul said. >> i think the challenge is you don't want the attention focused on a sound bite from one of our candidates. you want the attention focused on the fact that president obama has the worst relationship with the state of israel that any president has had in a vel long time that
presidents says using gingrich's reasoning, jordan, syria and iraq are all invented people and have no right to statehood. >> i think elliott abrams wins the argument. it was a provocative way to put it and reflects one of gingrich's weaknesses is he tends to overintellectualize things and tries to put a historical gloss on everything so goes back to the ottoman empire and forgets the fact we are in a delicate diplomacy with israel and the palestinians and to project them and suggest -- provoke them and suggest they don't have right to any kind of a state. he put it last night in the continued attacks onial on the terror and that is a much better way to construct the argument. >> chris: , liz, do you agree with that. >> with what paul said. the challenge here is you don't want the attention focused on a sound bite from the candidates. you want it focused on the fact that president obama has the worst relationship with the state of israel than any president has had in a long time. iran by some accounts six to eight months from obtaining a nuclear weapon and when we should be working closely w
they serve in are very dangerous. look at what ambassador robert ford has been doing in syria amid that country's upheaval. blocking qualified and talented americans from serving in posts in el salvador or any place in the world is not in america's best long-term interest. during a recent foreign relations committee markup, which you intended, relating to ambassador aponte's nomination, chairman kerry offered senator demint another opportunity to review all the materials that we have regarding ambassador aponte. i hope he took advantage of that offer. should he still oppose her nomination, i disagree with him, of course, but respect his rights in the senate. he can register his vote along with the other senators, but i certainly hope that this critical and important nomination will not be unfairly held up and discredited with another filibuster. mr. president, it's time for the senate to move beyond filibusters to work in an effort to try to solve our problems. mr. president, there was a recent survey of how many families in america have an immediate member of the family who is ser
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